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$3.5 million grant goes to help foreclosure prevention

JACKSON — Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Atlanta has received a $3.5-million grant to support its national foreclosure prevention counseling efforts in several metropolitan areas. This will enable CCCS of Greater Atlanta to provide more foreclosure counseling than ever before to homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

Funds from this grant will enable CCCS of Greater Atlanta to conduct 18,400 foreclosure prevention counseling sessions.

The grant to support CCCS of Greater Atlanta’s foreclosure intervention efforts was provided by funds from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program. The initial funding was provided by Congress in the fiscal 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act. Additional funding was provided through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009.

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